[plug] Disk resize question

Tomasz Grzegurzko tomasz89 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 12:23:25 WST 2008

On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 12:16 PM, Chris Griffin <griffinster at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings once again,
> I am using Fedora 8 and VirtualBox. I had a 6GB disk defined and got to the
> point of having only about 107MB of space left. I have defined a second disk
> of 7GB and done all the necessary to duplicate the partition definitions and
> copied the contents of the partitions across (it had default partitioning
> from install time). I can now boot the new disk but it still does not show
> the extra space.
> [root at localhost ~]# df -h
>  Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
>  /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00
>                             4.7G  4.3G  107M  98% /
>  /dev/sda1             190M   19M  162M  11% /boot
>  tmpfs                   252M     0  252M   0% /dev/shm
>  [root at localhost ~]#
> I used dd to copy partitions (eg.     dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/dev/sdb2    )
> Did I miss something?
> Regards,
> Chris

Using dd copies over the partition tables too -- this means you won't
be able to utilise the extra space as the same partition boundaries
are replicated. You will need to repartition the device and copy
across files.


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